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How can Your Business be Competitive in Alberta’s Job Market?

As of November 2017, Alberta’s economy was on pace to grow by 6.7 percent, which is better than any province in Canada. Since Alberta has surged out of the recession with rising oil production, quality employees will be at a premium. So how can your business be competitive in Alberta’s job market? It is probably…
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What you need to know about Group Travel Insurance in Alberta

Group travel insurance in Alberta is an important component of your overall group benefits package. Employees are your most important asset, and ensuring they are protected while traveling is sound asset management. Group travel insurance can also an enticing part of your overall compensation offer as it eliminates the need for your employees to purchase…
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Tax Advantages of Employee Benefit Plans for Your Fiscal Year-End

Employee benefit programs are designed to attract and retain top talent to your company. Having the right incentives will boost employee job satisfaction and retention. When you consider the cost of recruiting and training employees, you realize how much money a long-term productive employee saves you. Compared to an employee who might leave after a…
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Tax-Efficient Employee Compensation – How DPSP’s help Your Small Business

Incentive compensation has long been used to recruit and retain talent while staying competitive in the market place. There are several different options available, it is important to consider which option will help achieve your business goals. For this article we want to focus on tax-efficient employee compensation – how DPSP’s help your small business.…
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Western Canadian Group Benefits Plans – Changes in 2018

Happy New Year from all of us at DENT Benefits! As we are rapidly approaching 2018, now is a great time to explore new changes expected for western Canadian group benefits plans. Throughout the New Year there are a number of expected changes, we have highlighted some of the major ones for you below: Alberta…
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Advantages of Group RRSPs for your Business

There are many advantages of group RRSPs for your business. As a follow up to our recent article on Deferred Profit Sharing Plans (DPSPs), we want to discuss the power of group retirement plans to give you the competitive edge in the job market. Whereas DPSPs only allow contributions from the employer, group RRSPs allow…
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Benefits of a Deferred Profit Sharing Plan in BC

Many companies like to reward some or all employees at the end of the year in the form of a bonus. However these bonuses incur taxes for both the employee and employer, there are other options available that make more financial sense. Specifically a Deferred Profit Sharing Plan in BC is an excellent tool for…
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Employee Medical Expenses that are Claimable on Their Income Tax Returns

A lot of employees don’t realize that there are many medical expenses that are claimable on their income tax returns. This is often overlooked and is an excellent money-saving tool that should be part of the overall employee education about benefits and medical expenses. Of course the expenses covered under your existing group benefit plan…
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